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Women's Report: Bristol Flyers 86-80 Nottingham Trent University

Bristol Flyers Women battled hard to snap a three-game losing streak against Nottingham Trent University.

The first basket of the game was the Flyers’, but NTU responded with a 7-0 run. The scores were then tied and after three lead changes, the Flyers went ahead by eleven points.

Nottingham trailed by six at the end of the first quarter, but when play resumed they quickly tied the scores and then went up by one point.

Towards the end of a close second quarter, where much of the points came from the free-throw line, Leila Jepson caught fire from three-point territory to keep the Flyers in front. They finished the first half ahead 51 points to 45.

 

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The Flyers’ three-point accuracy continued into the third, but NTU had the better scoring looks throughout. As the quarter went on they ate into the Flyers’ lead and a last-second three from their captain, Victoria Gray, cut the gap to just one point going into the fourth.

Though the Flyers began the final period with three successive three-pointers, the game was still on tenterhooks. Nottingham took advantage of a faltering defence from the Flyers to tie the scores, but Arlette Palmquist and Hannah Wallace put them back up by three down the stretch.

NTU fought to the very end, but with the Flyers playing lockdown defence in the final minute they would prevail. Five on the team finished in double digits, the leaders being Flo Ward with 24 and Jepson with 20.

Unable to finish in the top four, this was the Flyers’ last game of the season at WISE. Following their last game of the season, away to Barking Abbey on March 21at, next up will be the playoffs, where they will be without home court advantage.

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